Adult Mental Health First Aid

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40 E. Adams Street

Jessie Ball duPont Center

Northern Trust Seminar Room, 2nd Floor

Jacksonville, FL 32202

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COURSE INFORMATION

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis.

In this FREE 8-hour course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

Participants earn a three-year certification upon completion.

Topics covered:

  • Depression and mod disorders

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Trauma

  • Psychosis

  • Substance use disorders

Participants will:

  • Learn how to apply a 5-step action plan ub a variety of situations scuh as helping someone through a panic attack, engaging with someone who may be suicidal, or assisting an individual who may have overdosed

  • Practice intervention strategies in addition to learning about them

  • Learn effective ways to provide initial help to the appropriate treatments, resources or other supports

For more information and to search for classes, please visit: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/ or call 904-202-3315.

PARKING INFORMATION

Please note: there is a charge for all downtown public parking options within walking distance of the duPont Center; the building does not have a dedicated parking lot or garage. Please plan to arrive early to secure parking.

The most convenient option is LAZ Parking's "Florida Theater Lot" which is just across Ocean Street from the duPont Center. The cost is $5 for the day. An automated pay station accepts credit cards. More information here: http://www.downtownjacksonville.org/parking/p-13-florida-theatre-lot.aspx

Please contact Jennifer Donahoo with questions at jennifer.donahoo@bmcjax.com or 904-202-3315.

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Jessie Ball duPont Center

Northern Trust Seminar Room, 2nd Floor

Jacksonville, FL 32202

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